White elephant

18th century, Tibet, gilt copper repoussé and paint.

18th century, Tibet, gilt copper repoussé and paint.

Queen Maya  is said to have seen, in her dreams, a white elephant entering her womb around the time she conceived the historical buddha, Siddharta Gautama.

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